The Drawbacks to 100% Farm Loan Financing

Are zero money down land loans a strength for American agriculture, or a weakness?

Zero down financing is a loan product that involves the financier to fund the full amount of the desired purchase without an initial down payment from the borrower. Although an attractive option for borrowers with limited cash flow when embarking on a new land investment endeavor, strings are frequently tucked into the fine print of these types of products and are a rarity among land loans. In fact, land and residential financing are commonly viewed the same yet carry distinct differences.Read More

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Our Commitment to the American Farmer

When farms thrive, we all do.

For the second consecutive year, AgAmerica is honored to have made Inc. Magazine’s INC 5000 list. This year we’ve ranked #1498 with a growth rate of 294 percent among 5,000 of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. In our mission to serve the American Farmer, our team has witnessed substantial growth in both talent and volume. AgAmerica has continued to expand in order to better assist those who keep our world sustained, leading us to once again rank in INC. 5000’s list.

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Restructuring Farm Debt

Create financial stability in lean economic times. 

In uncertain times, farmers and ranchers who are proactive about their financial situation are more apt to be able to play offense when the tides shift and new opportunities emerge. Liquidity is essential in maintaining the success of an agricultural operation but can prove difficult to obtain when you find yourself overleveraged and unable to stay ahead of a heavy debt load.

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The State of Ag Lending During COVID-19

How Farmers Are Financially Preparing for the Future

AgAmerica CEO and President, Brian Philpot, recently discussed the changing economic landscape in agriculture from a financial perspective with the voices of the Global Ag Network, Delaney Howell and Mike Pearson. Below are some highlights from the podcast, including how to build working capital to cover input expenses through ongoing uncertainty.

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What Happens During A Loan Closing?

Here’s an understanding of what takes place during a loan closing for an agricultural land loan.

So, you’ve been approved for a loan. You’ve done everything you needed to do—provided all the necessary information and worked with the lender to agree upon terms for your land loan. As you transition into this final stage of securing the loan, you might be wondering what happens next. The closing period is a very important time, both for you as a borrower and for the lenders themselves. There are several factors that can affect how long it takes to close on a land purchase, so understanding what to expect during the loan closing stage is important.

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How to Qualify for a Farm Loan When You Have Bad Credit

Your credit score matters—but it shouldn’t keep you from securing the financial support your farm needs.

There are many reasons that you may need a farm loan. Perhaps you want to expand your operation by purchasing more land, or maybe you need to invest in new technology to optimize your production capabilities. Whatever the case may be, it’s likely that at some point your operation will need more working capital to sustain the fast-pace demand of food production.

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2020 Financial Planning: Alternative Lending as a Financing Source for Your Farm Operation

Alternative Options to Traditional Agricultural Loans.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), farm debt will hit a record high of $416 billion by the end of 2019. Farmers are leaning on lenders now more than ever, not just during the hard times, but to finance new opportunities like farm expansions, equipment updates, and more. So why are farmers choosing alternative lending companies to help open these doors?

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